Comedia Musica to hold adult auditions for ‘Annie’

Comedia Musica Players will conduct adult auditions for its fall production of the musical “Annie” At 6 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20 in the Grace Lutheran Church basement, 211 S. Ninth St. Those wishing to audition may come to either session.

Audition packets are available by contacting Comedia Musica Players at info@comediamusica.com or you may pick up an audition packet at Burch Manufacturing, 618 First Ave. N. during normal business hours.

Performance dates will be Nov. 6-8, with regular rehearsals beginning the last week of August.

Auditions are open to all high school age and older individuals. Youth roles were cast after auditions in May.

The August auditions are for the following roles only:

BERT HEALY: The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.

GRACE FARRELL: Faithful secretary to Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.

MISS HANNIGAN: The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.

OLIVER WARBUCKS: A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.

ROOSTER: Miss Hannigan’s no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.

LILY: Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.

Other roles to be filled: Star to be, FDR, servants, Boylan sisters, cabinet members and Hooverville citizens. To learn more about the show, visit www.mtishows.com.

Amy Porter, president of Comedia Musica Players, said the troupe chose this show for its family friendly appeal, memorable songs and very active ensemble.

“If you liked the movie version, you’ll love the musical,” Porter said.

The show is being produced by the creative team of Show Director Buzz Powers, Music Director and Conductor David Moklebust and Choreographyer Adam Liker.

Comedia Musica Players, a local musical theater troupe, was founded in 1968 by Larry Mitchell. This will be the group’s 47th annual musical theater production.